Thursday, 21 February 2013
New bells for old
A new peal of nine bells for the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has been blessed by Cardinal Vingts-Trois earlier this month.
The existing peal, giving a familiar, evocative but distinctly unmelodious sound, will be replaced next month; they date from 1856 and were themselves installed as replacements for those removed and destroyed in the Revolution.
The new peal will ring out for the first time over the roofs of the city on Palm Sunday.
The full story (with some fascinating photos) is on the Cathedral's website [here]
No longer will the inhabitants of Paris hear (or suffer, depending on your point of view) this: